Skip to main content

Reply to this post | Go Back
View Post [edit]

Poster: AltheaRose Date: Oct 8, 2011 12:32am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Owsley Was Just a Bit Off

Guess Owsley did a slight miscalculation when he moved to Australia to avoid impending climate doom.

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/climate-change-and-the-end-of-australia-20111003

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Oct 9, 2011 5:39am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Owsley Was Just a Bit Off

It also has a theme song:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqcn_TPu4qQ

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: billydlions Date: Oct 8, 2011 6:33am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Owsley Was Just a Bit Off

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2011/oct/07/al-gore-science-climate-weather?CMP=twt_gu

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: William Tell Date: Oct 8, 2011 3:05pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Owsley Was Just a Bit Off

Folks always want simple cause and effect, and generally are skeptical of statistical probabilities, but of course, there are no absolutes (unless you're talking CREAM, and a few other matters of fact), so it's only to be expected that everyone goes to one extreme or the other on climate change biz these days. It's also the case that political and societal change work best with near absolutes, and in their absence, folks always polarize to achieve effect.

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: DeadRed1971 Date: Oct 8, 2011 4:38pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Owsley Was Just a Bit Off

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wgpytjlW5wU

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: bluedevil Date: Oct 8, 2011 4:40pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Owsley Was Just a Bit Off

It's because of disappearing pirates!

http://www.venganza.org/about/open-letter/

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: AltheaRose Date: Oct 9, 2011 6:03am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Owsley Was Just a Bit Off

LOL, that's great. I think it definitely SHOULD be taught in schools. But students should only get credit if they also notice the flaw in the argument: namely, the graph indicates only 17 pirates. This is demonstrably untrue. (See Somalia.) Hence there are only a few possibilities:

(a) There have been emails among scientists about suppressing this evidence;
(b) The Somali pirates do not impact global warming because the Spaghetti Monster is Eurocentric (which makes sense because he's, well, spaghetti); or
(c) The Spaghetti Monster changed the graph because He does not wish to be discovered by those who are in league with his nemesis, tomato sauce.

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: DeadRed1971 Date: Oct 9, 2011 7:24am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Owsley Was Just a Bit Off

Flying Spaghetti Monster, that would be a great name for a band.

Kind of like Flying Burrito Brothers.

Gram Parsons would be so proud.

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Oct 8, 2011 3:32pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Owsley Was Just a Bit Off

Absolutely!

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: ringolevio Date: Oct 8, 2011 6:47pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Owsley Was Just a Bit Off

Is this why you always capitalize CREAM :)

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: William Tell Date: Oct 8, 2011 7:29pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Owsley Was Just a Bit Off

Ha! I do it for the DEAD, and for CLIFF. It started for no real reason other than to distinguish them in some singular fashion, and a long forgotten battle fought here at the Forum in which those using all caps were standing out, and then taking abuse, and asked to calm down. CLIFF did post a few responses in all caps, and I thought it was funny at the time, so I used if for him, and maybe a few others.

And there's another "deep history tidbit" for the Forum.

Then, it just became a little idiosyncratic aspect of my life here, ya know?

"ROBTHEWORDSMITH" is just too much though, eh? Even if he deserves the respect, I are a lazy slob.

Mostly.

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: dead-head_Monte Date: Oct 8, 2011 7:44am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Owsley Was Just a Bit Off

What are the vast majority of the World's Leading Climate Scientists saying?

The Earth is getting warmer now. Atmospheric CO2 levels have increased dramatically since 1900, when The Industrial Revolution took hold. Today these CO2 levels are being measured at 390 ppm.

Trends in Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide

Carbon_Dioxide_400kyr.png
co2_trend_gl.png

The basic physical property here is that warm air holds more water vapor than cold air. Today our Earth's atmosphere is about four percent wetter than it was 40 years ago. That’s an enormous change in a basic physical parameter. It loads the dice in two distinct ways:

• Our Planet will experience increased drought and fires - as you’re getting increased evaporation.

• There will be deluge, downpours and flooding.
And that’s what we’re seeing all over the planet. It really doesn't matter what myself, Gore, or Bear have said about Global Warming and Climate Change in the past. The facts and the truth are what matter.

I'm in The Other 99% Crowd

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: tigerbolt Date: Oct 8, 2011 6:40pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Owsley Was Just a Bit Off

silly humans
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eScDfYzMEEw